Name: John Henriksson
Short bio: Born in the 1980s in north of Sweden. Runs the record label Tona Serenad, currently lives in Stockholm and makes music under the name Molnbär av John
Photo: Chloé De Nombel
1. What do you do every day to express your elective affinity with nature, with the plants on your balcony, with the flowers that grow in your terrace or the trees in your garden?
First off all, I’m born and raised in the north of Sweden and has always been very close to nature and have got green fingers from my mother.
Since moving a lot the last ten years have it been difficult to have a lot of plants, so growing things and having plants have always been in periods, depending on the apartment where I am living. I have moved to a new apartment south of Stockholm recently with a balcony with a very green view. Just trees, birds and bees outside. It is lovely, especially now during the summer. I’ve started to get a little collection of plats out on the balcony as well, mainly gifts. Flowering shoots from friends, my mother etc that I’ve grown and taking good care of. Besides from that do I like herbs and spices and do grow basil and mint at the moment. My plan is to finally just have records and plants in my apartment, that’s the theme!
One of my favorite moments of the years is also when I go to north of Sweden to visit my parents and we go to the forest in early mornings picking berries and mushrooms.
2. What is the plant that you like the most? Why you feel so attached to it?
I do love classics, like roses, but at the same time am I very nostalgic and do love sentimental values in things that why do I feel most attached to flowering shoots I’ve got from good friends and grown. I do like that way of sharing something living and then showing it love and taking care of it. At the moment I have a few plants from my mother that I like a lot, plus from my friend Emma. Then a Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos Atrosanguineus) witch reminds me of a friend.
3. You’re leaving to a desert island and you can only take with you two things … and a plant. What would you put in your suitcase?
Oh! I’d love to move to a desert island. I would bring a portable record player, some records and then roses.